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Colts Announce 2019 Instructional Staff

The Colts are excited to announce their entire 2019 instructional staff. There are just a few new faces on the brass, percussion, color guard, and visual teams. These instructors bring with them not only their prior Colts knowledge but also experience from a wide rage of backgrounds spanning several decades of performing, designing, adjudicating, and […]

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2019 Brings FL & TX Boston Crusaders Winter Camps

In 2019 we will host production camps in both the Sunshine State of FL and the Great State of Texas! This will allow for more cost effective flights and more equitable travel requirements for our brass and percussion members… it will also allow for our FL and TX alums and fans to engage! Read the […]

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New Troopers Brass Instruments Needed

“Crescendo 11,” is a campaign to raise the needed funds to purchase a variety of new Yamaha brass instruments. We need your help in acquiring these instruments for the 2019 season in order to ensure that our students are able to perform at the highest level. The instruments that are being replaced have suffered wear […]

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Help Ascend Performing Arts & Blue Knights Win $15,000

Voting is under way in the Plante Moran Gives Charity Contest, and Ascend Performing Arts is an official entrant! Ascend Performing Arts produces the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, and Blue Knights Winds. The rules of the contest are simple — the 3 Colorado charities with the most votes from […]

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Colts Announce 2019 Audition Information

The Colts are excited to announce all audition dates and locations for the 2019 season. This year will again feature three-day audition camps in Dubuque and several one-day audition camps around the country. This has been done with the goal of creating an experience that is accessible to more students. The full audition schedule is […]

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Carolina Crown Announces 2019 Visual Team

The Carolina Crown Organization is pleased to announce the Visual Design, Supervision and Technical Team for 2019! Among the list are familiar names to the Crown Organization, including returning Visual Designer Jeff Sacktig and Artistic Director Rick Subel. There are also several new additions to the Team, such as Kevin Morrison who will be joining […]

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2019 Mandarins Design And Caption Manager Team

For the first time in their 55-year history the Mandarins achieved a Drum Corps International Finalist position, earning 10th place in the nation. Coming off this historic season, the Mandarins are excited to announce that the entire design and caption head team will return for the 2019 season. Ike Jackson returning as the Mandarins Program […]

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In The News – Leading The Stampede

Horns, leather, helmets, drums, students, grass, beer, hot dogs and the band. All of these are aspects that make or break a football game, and one that has been making more and more of an impact on the spectating of the Colorado Mesa University college football games has been the marching band. The young band […]

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Jeremy Bennett Returns As 2019 Seattle Cascades Tour Director

We are thrilled to announce that Jeremy Bennett is returning for a 4th season as Seattle Cascades Tour Director, and his 7th with the Seattle Cascades organization. Driving a World Class Drum and Bugle Corps through spring training and a ten thousand mile national tour is a complex and demanding job. Jeremy’s years of practical […]

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Marching Roundtable 751: Mandarins Take Us To “Life Rite After”

Key Poulan, Mario Ramirez, Ike Jackson, and JW Koester talk about the creation of the show concept, the music, the giant rotating stage, the elaborate costuming, the stilts, the light up rifles, and more! You can listen to us above, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes. […]

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